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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The family of a Colorado doctor abducted by the Taliban and freed in Afghanistan is extending condolences to the family of a Navy SEAL killed in the rescue.

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque (Check) of Monroeville, Penn. was killed in the weekend raid. He was a member of SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden last year.

The military says Dr. Dilip Joseph, an adviser for Colorado Springs-based Morning Star Development, was rescued Sunday morning after intelligence showed he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death.

In a statement issued by Morning Star-Development and attributed to the family, Joseph's family expressed gratitude for Checque's heroism and "for the bravery of all involved in the mission."


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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